So before I go to the trouble of recovering the chair.... I'm going to make an attempt to paint it with chalk paint. I may even paint the fabric on the lamp shade. I have a collection of 4 colors now.
I am using CeCe Caldwell's Calk Paint. One of the reasons I'm going this route is that you can paint on nearly anything and don't have to use a primer. The lady at the store has been extremely helpful. She painted an old leather sofa and it turned out gorgeous. I tried it out on a frame yesterday. The base color was the green and I added the pale turquoise. I just put a bit of the paste wax on part of it to darken some of the turquoise.
This has been a nice change from the computer. I have so many ideas of things around the house and at work to paint. Nothing is safe. I can see them running and hiding now.